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 (bŏch′ə-lī′nəm) also bot·u·li·nus (-nəs)
An anaerobic, rod-shaped bacterium (Clostridium botulinum) that secretes botulin and inhabits soils.

[New Latin botulīnum, specific epithet, from Latin botulus, sausage.]

bot′u·li′nal adj.
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n, pl -nuses
(Microbiology) an anaerobic bacterium, Clostridium botulinum, whose toxins (botulins) cause botulism: family Bacillaceae
[C19: from New Latin, from Latin botulus sausage]
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(ˌbɒtʃ əˈlaɪ nəs)

also bot•u•li•num

(-ˈlaɪ nəm)

n., pl. -nus•es also -nums.
a soil bacterium, Clostridium botulinum, that thrives and forms botulin under anaerobic conditions.
[1895–1900; < New Latin, = Latin botul(us) a sausage (see botulism) + -inus -ine2]
bot`u•li′nal, adj.
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Noun1.botulinus - anaerobic bacterium producing botulin the toxin that causes botulism
eubacteria, eubacterium, true bacteria - a large group of bacteria having rigid cell walls; motile types have flagella
genus Clostridium - anaerobic or micro-aerophilic rod-shaped or spindle-shaped saprophytes; nearly cosmopolitan in soil, animal intestines, and dung
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